Fading Phillies fall flat against Marlins in 3-1 loss

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly sat in the dugout contemplating his team's role of spoiler a couple of hours before the start of a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies, whose playoff hopes are fading with a late-season swoon.

''They're probably feeling like they've got to win every game,'' Mattingly said.

Instead, the Phillies are doing the opposite. They lost their third in a row Monday, managing only four hits and no walks against Jose Urena and two relievers, and the last-place Marlins won 3-1.

The Phillies remained four games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East and are 9-17 since Aug. 6, when the led the division. They've scored five runs in the past four games.

''I don't think we're running out of time,'' manager Gabe Kapler said. ''We have a ton of confidence. This is not the last day of the season.''

It's true the Phillies aren't out of the division race, because they face Atlanta in seven of their final 11 games. But the loss to the Marlins doesn't help.

''We have plenty of time to put together a really strong run,'' Kapler said. ''If we get hot, and I believe we can and will, we'll rattle off enough wins to be right where we need to be when we start that series with Atlanta.''

Urena (5-12) gave up one run in seven innings. He struck out seven to increase his season total to 117, a career high.

Drew Steckenrider pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts for his third save.

Vince Velasquez (9-10) allowed three runs in five innings.

''This is a month where we've got to bear down, and I think we're capable of that,'' Velasquez said. ''I think there's a turning point somewhere, and I think we'll find it soon - probably tomorrow.''

Asdrubal Cabrera hit his 22nd homer , but that was it for the Phillies' scoring. Their offensive slump is such that Kapler pinch-hit for Velasquez even though he had thrown only 73 pitches, because the score was 3-1 in the sixth.

''When we have to score runs, we have to score runs,'' Kapler said.

Derek Dietrich's triple started a three-run second inning for the Marlins. Left fielder Rafael Ortega had a two-run single and made a backhanded catch on the warning track to rob Carlos Santana of a run-scoring extra-base hit.

''Seems like it was the hardest ball Santana hit all year,'' Kapler said. ''It didn't bounce in our direction today.''

The retractable roof at Marlins Park was closed as Tropical Storm Gordon passed through South Florida. Attendance was 7,771.

MIXED RESULTS

Miami rookie Lewis Brinson had two hits and an RBI.

''We had a good plan against a good pitcher,'' he said.

Brinson is 5 for 11 since returning from the DL, hiking his average to .196. But he was doubled off first on a routine flyout in the seventh.

ROSTER MOVES

Before the game, the Phillies activated RHP Jerad Eickhoff from the 60-day DL, and RHP Ben Lively was designated for assignment.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phils INF Maikel Franco (right wrist) sat out after undergoing X-rays, which were negative. He said it's unlikely he'll play Tuesday. ''When I squeeze my hand I feel a little bit of pain,'' he said, ''and when I hit the ball there's a lot of pain.''

UP NEXT

RHP Jake Arrieta (9-9, 3.54) is scheduled to start Tuesday for the Phils against RHP Trevor Richards (3-7, 4.26).

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  • W: J. Urena (5-12)L: V. Velasquez (9-10)S: D. Steckenrider (3)
  • HR: PHI - A. Cabrera (22)
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  • a-flied out for Kingery in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Velasquez in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Arano in the 8th
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  • a-struck out for Ortega in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Urena in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Cabrera (22)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera (69)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana, A. Cabrera
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Dean (3)
  • 3B - D. Dietrich (2)
  • RBI - R. Ortega 2 (7), L. Brinson (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Ortega 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro, M. Rojas
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - R. Quinn (2)
  • DP - (Quinn-Santana)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Castro-Dietrich)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (L, 9-10)5.05331604.101.254.0
E. Ramos0.10000002.171.150.0
A. Morgan0.20000003.831.370.0
V. Arano1.01000002.601.212.0
L. Avilan0.10000103.671.370.5
T. Hunter0.20000103.741.210.5
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (L, 9-10)5.0
E. Ramos0.1
A. Morgan0.2
V. Arano1.0
L. Avilan0.1
T. Hunter0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 5-12)7.04110714.411.2129.5
A. Conley (H, 13)1.00000004.541.153.0
D. Steckenrider (S, 3)1.00000204.011.3011.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 5-12)7.0
A. Conley (H, 13)1.0
D. Steckenrider (S, 3)1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - V. Velasquez (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 73-53, E. Ramos 4-2, A. Morgan 3-2, V. Arano 11-6, L. Avilan 6-4, T. Hunter 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 4-5, E. Ramos 1-0
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 21, E. Ramos, A. Morgan 2, V. Arano 3, L. Avilan, T. Hunter 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-65, A. Conley 10-7, D. Steckenrider 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 5-8, A. Conley 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 24, A. Conley 3, D. Steckenrider 3
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W. Ramos C30000021.307.354.506.860-1.0
N. Williams RF30100010.263.332.442.7740.5
A. Cabrera 3B-SS31111001.265.313.465.7786.0
S. Kingery SS20000010.230.270.338.608-0.5
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C. Hernandez 2B30000000.251.357.353.7100.0
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  • a-flied out for Kingery in the 8th
  • b-struck out for Velasquez in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Arano in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Ortega RF-LF30120000.287.340.333.6743.0
a- I. Galloway PH-LF10000010.250.362.450.812-0.5
B. Anderson 3B40000031.273.356.399.755-1.5
J. Realmuto C40100010.287.346.495.8420.5
S. Castro 2B30000001.287.339.410.7490.0
D. Dietrich 1B21100100.270.335.435.7705.0
J. Riddle SS00000000.228.278.386.6640.0
M. Rojas SS-1B30000012.252.299.350.649-0.5
L. Brinson CF31210000.196.240.346.5854.0
A. Dean LF31100011.196.250.411.6612.5
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  • a-struck out for Ortega in the 8th
  • b-flied out for Urena in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - A. Cabrera (22)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera (69)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Cabrera (24)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Santana, A. Cabrera
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Dean (3)
  • 3B - D. Dietrich (2)
  • RBI - R. Ortega 2 (7), L. Brinson (31)
  • 2-Out RBI - R. Ortega 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Anderson, S. Castro, M. Rojas
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - R. Quinn (2)
  • DP - (Quinn-Santana)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Rojas-Castro-Dietrich)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
V. Velasquez (L, 9-10)5.05331604.101.254.0
E. Ramos0.10000002.171.150.0
A. Morgan0.20000003.831.370.0
V. Arano1.01000002.601.212.0
L. Avilan0.10000103.671.370.5
T. Hunter0.20000103.741.210.5
Total8.0633180---
PITCHERSIP
V. Velasquez (L, 9-10)5.0
E. Ramos0.1
A. Morgan0.2
V. Arano1.0
L. Avilan0.1
T. Hunter0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Urena (W, 5-12)7.04110714.411.2129.5
A. Conley (H, 13)1.00000004.541.153.0
D. Steckenrider (S, 3)1.00000204.011.3011.0
Total9.0411091---
PITCHERSIP
J. Urena (W, 5-12)7.0
A. Conley (H, 13)1.0
D. Steckenrider (S, 3)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - V. Velasquez (8)
  • Pitches-Strikes - V. Velasquez 73-53, E. Ramos 4-2, A. Morgan 3-2, V. Arano 11-6, L. Avilan 6-4, T. Hunter 6-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - V. Velasquez 4-5, E. Ramos 1-0
  • Batters Faced - V. Velasquez 21, E. Ramos, A. Morgan 2, V. Arano 3, L. Avilan, T. Hunter 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Urena 99-65, A. Conley 10-7, D. Steckenrider 16-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Urena 5-8, A. Conley 2-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Urena 24, A. Conley 3, D. Steckenrider 3
  • 2ND INNING
    Ortega singled to left, Brinson and Dean scored, Ortega to second13
    Brinson singled to center, Dietrich scored11
    Cabrera homered to right10
  • 9TH INNING
    • JT Riddle at shortstop
    • Drew Steckenrider relieved Adam Conley
    • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Quinn flied out to right
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Adam Conley pitching
    • Rhys Hoskins hit for Scott Kingery
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hoskins flied out to deep left
    • Jose Bautista hit for Victor Arano
    • J. Bautista: Strike swinging, Bautista grounded out to third
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Luis Avilan pitching
    • Isaac Galloway hit for Rafael Ortega
    • I. Galloway: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Galloway struck out looking
    • Tommy Hunter relieved Luis Avilan
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto flied out to deep right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • O. Herrera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Herrera lined out to center
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Williams singled to center
    • A. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cabrera flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Victor Arano relieved Adam Morgan
    • L. Brinson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Brinson singled to left
    • A. Dean: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dean flied out to center
    • Magneuris Sierra hit for Jose Urena
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Sierra flied out to center, Brinson out at first
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Pedro Florimon hit for Vince Velasquez
    • P. Florimon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Florimon struck out looking
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Hernandez flied out to shallow left
    • R. Quinn: Ball, Ball, Quinn reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • C. Santana: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Santana lined out to right
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Castro grounded out to second
    • Adam Morgan relieved Edubray Ramos
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Dietrich flied out to left
    • M. Rojas: Rojas lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Foul, Ball, Cabrera grounded out to first
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Kingery struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ortega lined out to left
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Santana singled to right
    • O. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Herrera lined out to right
    • W. Ramos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ramos grounded out to second, Santana out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Brinson grounded out to second
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • J. Urena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urena grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • V. Velasquez: Strike looking, Foul, Velasquez popped out to second
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Quinn: Strike looking, Ball, Quinn grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto popped out to first
    • S. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Castro grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Dietrich walked
    • M. Rojas: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rojas struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • W. Ramos: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ramos struck out swinging
    • N. Williams: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Williams grounded out to second
    • A. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Cabrera homered to right
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Kingery lined out to left
    • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich tripled to deep right
    • M. Rojas: Strike looking, Rojas grounded out to third
    • L. Brinson: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Brinson singled to center, Dietrich scored
    • A. Dean: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Dean doubled to left center, Brinson to third
    • J. Urena: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
    • R. Ortega: Ortega singled to left, Brinson and Dean scored, Ortega to second
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Urena Pitching:
    • R. Quinn: Foul, Quinn flied out to deep right
    • C. Santana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
    • O. Herrera: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • V. Velasquez Pitching:
    • R. Ortega: Strike looking, Ortega lined out to second
    • B. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Realmuto singled to left
    • S. Castro: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Realmuto to second on wild pitch, Foul, Castro lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)